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07 Jul 2021, 3:26 pm



Penny Serenade :heart: :heart: :heart:

This is the full film, but starting at 14:00 there's a really sweet train scene.



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07 Jul 2021, 3:41 pm

The best, and sexiest, dance scene, filmed on top of a train, was done by Bollywood!



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07 Jul 2021, 3:55 pm



FROSTY!



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07 Jul 2021, 4:02 pm



The first 8 minutes or so of Dead Man are set on a train. A favourite of mine.



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07 Jul 2021, 4:04 pm



Polar Express



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07 Jul 2021, 5:22 pm



Pee Wee's Big Adventure



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07 Jul 2021, 5:27 pm



Makes me cry EVERY time.



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08 Jul 2021, 1:40 am



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08 Jul 2021, 1:43 am



Doctor Zhivago



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08 Jul 2021, 5:18 am



Can I derail* this thread slightly by linking to, not a film containing a train, but a music video that not only contains trains but appeals to everything autistic in me?

*see what I did there?



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08 Jul 2021, 8:19 am

My Dear Son, now age 20 (DS20) was a Thomas the Tank Engine fan. We visited every train related exhibit and restaurant in the area. I became a closet steam engine fan and started researching the tech - decided not to have live steam in the living room for fear of exploding a boiler and sending shards of metal flying around the room and into my children.



The 2000 film, "Thomas and the Magic Railroad", was truly awful (though it qualifies for this thread, so I mention it anyway - the "making of" is still interesting to model railroaders) but the original stop-motion / "preformed by model trains" shorts were truly charming. Ringo Starr was the very best of the narrators. The library had a few of the shorts collected in random order and with hardly any thought to theme on VHS. We eventually got the entire collection on DVD which had a narrative thread when watched in order. The original illustrated stories by the reverent Wilbert Vere Awdry were very clever and attracted me with the obviously true-to-life details about real trains, with the anthropomorphized steam engines feeling like a natural out-growth of a fan of real trains (the later derivative work was often missing this element). The original 26 books of "The Railway Series" were closely paralleled by the original shorts. We found them collected (with some of the original artwork) in a thick volume at our library and bought our own copy. I used to read them out loud with my very best Ringo imitation. The problems of the poor Fat Controller sometimes reminded me of the real problems I faced at work, though mine had to do with shipping data and CPUs and his with shipping freight and steam engines.

islandofsodor.fandom.com - Thomas in Popular culture



The North American Thomas happens to live at the Strasburg Rail Road here in Pennsylvania. This Tomas was surgically altered to resemble the original, but is an operational, full sized tank engine and can happily pull a real train of happy kids and parents pretending to be kids again. He is supposed to be hidden when not on display, or traveling up and down the east coast, but can often be seen hiding in a shed peaking out at the visitors.

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08 Jul 2021, 1:57 pm



The Blues Brothers



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08 Jul 2021, 4:57 pm

The Lady Vanishes, North by Northwest, What Mrs. Magiulicutty Saw, The 39 Steps, A Hard Days Night (Beatles), all involve trains.



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08 Jul 2021, 5:02 pm



White Christmas